Motivating Offender Numeracy Learners

Despite the research suggesting that around 50% of prisoners rate employment and skills deficit as most important to their resettlement, my experience has shown me that offenders (male) do not always prove to be the easiest or most keen learners in many respects. 49% of prisoners throughout the system have been excluded from school, which more than likely will result in the adult offender learner having a negative connotation attached to education, and may be fearful and reluctant to re-start the process again.